Meet our Pastors
Welcome to New Life Presbyterian Church! One of the realities of living in Southern California is that you have many churches to choose from as you look for one to call home. The choice is a difficult one to make. We are not the biggest church around. We are not the smallest. But we are a church committed to the central and objective historical reality of Christianity–the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Everything we do here revolves around three basic principles: Celebrating Life in Christ, Cultivating Growth in Christ, Communicating Christ to the Culture
Ted HamiltonSenior Pastor Ted is a native Southern Californian. He did his undergraduate work at Stanford University. He also got his law degree at Stanford Law School... [Read More]
Robin LeeExecutive Pastor Robin is a graduate of UC Berkeley (1996) and of Westminster Seminary California (2008). He was born and raised in Southern California and thinks In-N-Out is perfect. He met his wife Irene... [Read More]
Kevin DaanePastor of Congregational Care Kevin is a graduate of Calvin College (1987) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and of Westminster Seminary California (2005). Born and raised in the upper mid-west, he met his wife, Kathy... [Read More]
Julius KimPastor of Outreach and Community Groups Dr. Kim has been a professor at Westminster Seminary California since 2000, teaching courses in homiletics, cross-cultural missions, pastoral ministry and the history of preaching... [Read More]
Pastor of Worship and Music
James graduated from UCSD (2006) and Westminster Seminary California (2012). He grew up in Monterey Bay county loving the ocean and the game of golf. He met his wife, Alys, at UCSD and since getting married they have been blessed with their two sons, Jeremiah and Isaiah.
Pastor of Christian EducationJohn is a graduate of Vanderbilt University (2008) and Westminster Seminary California (2019). He was born in Nashville, TN, but grew up in Taiwan from the age of 3 until he graduated high school.
Meet our Staff
Irene LeeChildren's Ministry Director
Mitchell DongCommunications Director
Brian FrickDirector of Technology, Special Projects, Pastoral Intern
Bob PaschFacilities Manager
Dianna HustonCounselor to Women
Allison Van EgmondWomen's Ministry Coordinator
Lesa HaughAdministrative Assistant
Meet our Elders
Nathan Van Egmond
Newman Lee (Emeritus)
Meet our Deacons
Mark Van den Herik
Want to worship with us?
If you want to know more about the salvation Jesus offers, please drop by the church or give us a call at 760.489.5714. We hope with all our hearts that you are made to feel at home here at New Life.